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Primitive Economics of the New Zealand Maori (Volume 6)

First published in 1929, Raymond Firth’s original and insightful study offers an incredibly detailed account of the social and economic organisation of the Maori people before their contact with Western civilisation. Bridging the gap between anthropology and economics, the work covers the class structure, land system, industry, methods of co-operative labour, exchange and distribution, and the psychological foundations of Maori socie...

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Dynamic Copula Methods in Finance

The latest tools and techniques for pricing and risk management This book introduces readers to the use of copula functions to represent the dynamics of financial assets and risk factors, integrated temporal and cross-section applications. The first part of the book will briefly introduce the standard the theory of copula functions, before examining the link between copulas and Markov processes. It will then introduce new techniques ...

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Y-Size Your Business

In today's economy, maximizing the performance of every employee is critical to business survival and growth. Gen Y—sometimes called Millennials—provides an enticing opportunity for employers to increase their short-term profitability and create a long-term competitive advantage. Almost 80 million strong, Gen Y is the fastest growing segment in the US workforce—and now comprises the entire 18 to 32 demographic. Along with their ever-...

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Decent Capitalism: A Blueprint for Reforming our Economies

The recent crisis, created by finance capitalism, has brought us to the economic abyss. The excessive freedom of international markets has rapidly transformed into international panic, with states struggling to rescue and bail out a globalised financial sector. Reform is promised by our leaders, but in governments dominated by financial interests there is little hope of meaningful change. Decent Capitalism argues for a response that ...

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Foundations of Finance, Global 9th edition

The Five Key Principles for the Foundations of Finance Foundations of Finance retains its foundational approach to the key concepts of finance, bolstered by real-world vignettes, cases, and problem exercises. Utilizing five principles, which are presented at the beginning of the book and applied throughout, the authors introduce a multi-step approach to financial problem solving that appeals to readers’ at all levels, math and numeri...

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Tourism Theory: Concepts, Models and Systems, 3rd edition

Theories within tourism can be difficult, even confusing areas to understand. Developed from the successful Portuguese textbook "Teoria do Turismo", Tourism Theory provides clear and thorough coverage of all aspects of tourism theory for students and researchers of tourism. Consisting of five sections and over 50 entries, this book includes nine of the most important models in tourism study. It begins by reviewing general concepts, d...

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The Natural Resources Trap

Volatility in commodity prices has been accompanied by perpetual renegotiation of contracts between private investors in natural resource production and the governments of states with mineral and energy wealth. When prices skyrocket, governments want a larger share of revenues, sometimes to the point of nationalization or expropriation; when prices fall, larger state participation becomes a burden and the private sector is called bac...

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International Human Resource Management

International Human Resource Management Edwards & Rees, 3rd edition This engaging textbook offers a readable introduction to International Human Resource Management. It explores the international dimensions of managing human resources, with a focus on comparative HRM and multinational organisations. It tackles the issues raised by cross-national differences in HRM styles and explores key themes, including: * The meaning of global...

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Trading With Charts for Absolute Returns

How to use chart patterns to consistently achieve absolute returns Robert Fischer, a pioneer in developing trading strategies for Fibonacci price and time analysis, has now developed charting analysis that achieve absolute returns in bull, bear, and trendless markets. In Trading with Charts for Absolute Returns, Fischer provides traders with a shortcut from the intensive programming and data analysis work, explaining which patterns w...

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Corporate Fraud Handbook

Delve into the mind of a fraudster to beat them at their own game Corporate Fraud Handbook details the many forms of fraud to help you identify red flags and prevent fraud before it occurs. Written by the founder and chairman of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), this book provides indispensable guidance for auditors, examiners, managers, and criminal investigators: from asset misappropriation, to corruption, to fin...